Burnaby Public Library

Use our library to explore, learn and connect

The public library–the local gateway to knowledge–provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups. (IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto, 1994)

Who we are

Burnaby Public Library provides access to a rich array of the world’s stories, ideas and information. Our vision is a welcoming community where all people can explore, learn and connect. The library is guided and governed by the Burnaby Public Library Board, made up of nine trustees: eight citizen representatives appointed by City Council and one councillor acting as liaison.

We have four library branches–one in each quadrant of the City.

What we do

Burnaby Public Library provides residents with a broad selection of stories, ideas and information. From book recommendations to in-depth research questions, help from library staff is available in person, by phone and by email. The library also offers a wide range of programs for children and families, teens, adults, seniors and newcomers to our community.

In 2019, more than 3 million items were checked out and 1.8 million in-person visits were made to the four branches. Burnaby Public Library hosted 1,194 programs and gained 23,037 new library users. Nearly 5,000 people visit a Burnaby Public Library branch every day.

Contact us

Contact our library branches:

Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch

6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby | Get directions
Reference phone: 604-294-7755

Temporary Cameron Branch

110 - 9855 Austin Avenue | Get directions
Phone: 604-421-5454
Please note: Cameron Library has moved to our new temporary location in The City of Lougheed Shopping Centre while the current facility is replaced with an exciting new complex designed to meet the growing and changing needs of northeast Burnaby.

McGill Branch

4595 Albert St, Burnaby | Get directions
Phone: 604-299-8955

Tommy Douglas Library

7311 Kingsway, Burnaby | Get directions
Phone: 604-522-3971

Library Administration:

General inquiries: 604-436-5400

6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby | Get directions
Phone: 604-436-5427

Chief Librarian
Beth Davies
Phone: 604-436-5431
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Director, Public Service
Heidi Schiller
Phone: 604-436-5432
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Director, Collections & Technology
Trish Mau
Phone: 604-436-5424
Email: [email protected]

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